I have a 2001 Trans Am. Both front turn signal bulb sockets (which are also the running lights, so they stay on anytime the car is running and the parking brake handle is retracted) are burned from the heat of the bulb. Does anyone know of a recall or replacement upgrade sockets that will stand up to the heat?
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Re: I have a 2001 Trans Am. Both front turn signal
I dont think you'll find a replacement socket that will hold up any better and if you do please let me know where you found it ! Your local auto parts store should have replacements in stock. Also pick up a tube of dielectric grease and squeeze some into the sockets before installing the bulbs. This helps to disipate the heat and protect from corrosion. Also it is important to use new bulbs even though the old ones my still work.
Re: I have a 2001 Trans Am. Both front turn signal
Also be sure to check the turn signal housing -- mine cracked at the top, let water in, and blew out bulbs and corroded the sockets. replacing the socket helped, but they'd fill with water until i replaced them. unfortunately those are a dealer-only item.
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That would be caused by a bad ground connection to either the front or rear parking/turn (probably rear) signal bulb socket. When the ground is bad, the parking light filament with find a ground through the blinker filament, then through the turn signal indicator, keeping it turned on. I have seen this on many cars over the years. Hope this helps, good luck.
Fast flashing occurs when one bulb in the circuit has failed. If the back turn signal bulb is flashing, then a front bulb has failed. Try replacing any remaining burned out bulbs (there may be more than one at the front and/or the back - if the right side is ok, check that side of the vehicle for locations reference). Be aware that the problem can also be one or more bad turn light bulb socket connections - in some cases, dielectric grease may have been added inside the sockets to inhibit corrosion. This is not usually a problem, but to be sure, make sure they are clean and free of corrosion.
If the indicators on the dash are staying lit all the time, it is because you likely have a bad ground to one of your running lights, causing the running lights to ground through the turn signal circuits. This is often caused by either a bad socket assembly at one of the bulbs or an incorrect bulb is installed in one of the sockets. You need to check FRONT and REAR lights to see which one is not working correctly. Also check the running lights and marker lights on BOTH sides of the vehicle. There will be SOMETHING that will not look the same from one side to the other if the left side is working correctly and the right side is not. Please keep in mind that you cannot use the right REAR turn signal without also using the right FRONT turn signal. The problem could be at EITHER end.
This may have more then one bulb in the front or possibly a bad socket try wiggling the new bulb in the socket to see if it will work.Compare all turn signal lights that come on the passenger side to those drivers side.Some vehicles also incorporate sidemarker lights with the turn signals.
verify the ground wire is good, black wire, its down on the frame rail, opposite of the air filter housing, if thats OK, it, could be the turn signal switch. but the wires go from the turn signal switch, through the Daytime Running Lights Module, through the fuse panel under the hood, then to the light socket. wire is light blue / white coming out of turn signal switch to DRL module, then its light blue all the way to the socket.
Remove two bolts that secure the plastic panel on the underside of the front end of the car, directly below the turn signal housing. The panel will then hinge down allowing you to reach up and access the bulb socket, which has a lock ring that must be compressed while you turn the socket to remove it from the housing. If yours is like mine, the wires are too short to drop below the access panel, so you'll have to reach up with both hands to change the bulb. Also, if yours is like mine, you may see evidence that the bulb gets so hot that the socket shows evidence of burning and/or heat degradation. I'm actually on this site looking for information on a possible recall by Pontiac for this, or at least maybe an upgrade socket.
replace flasher......usually located in fuse block area...listen in this area....select passenger side ...then select driver side...you can hear flasher clicking...you have seperate flashers for each...FLASHERS are small cubes plugged into fuse block....probable bad driverside flasher